The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) established a liaison office in San Jose, California, USA, to support the entrepreneurship of their graduates, students, and faculty who aspire to transform their innovative ideas into business.
The office, KAIST Silicon Valley Innovation Platform (SVIP), is located within the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) IT Center. It collects information and analyzes trends on emerging technologies, provides various educational programs on entrepreneurship and technology translation, offers opportunities to prospective entrepreneurs to engage with industry and research and government organizations, and assists Korean startups in accessing the US and North American market.
KAIST was established in 1971 as the nation’s first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. It is currently conducting research projects commissioned by the government and private businesses with research grants totaling 463 billion won (US $320 million). KAIST holds 2,694 domestic and 723 international patents.
- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
- KAIST Silicon Valley Innovation Platform (SVIP), San Jose, California, USA
For more information, please contact Professor Soung-Hie Kim from the Graduate School of Information and Media Management, KAIST.